COCONUT OIL – A Powerful Food

 

Coconuts, deserving of the name Super Food

She loves Coconuts!

Today I present you with a guest blog from a friend, colleague  and avid lover of coconuts, Tove from Norway. Although we are in different regions of the world we both share a passion for coconuts and all things “coconut”.  Tove has written a very interesting article about our eating habits and coconuts. I am sure you will enjoy reading. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions you have after reading. Thank you for reading and  to youTove for providing us with this very interesting information.

How do you eat?

“Have you been thinking about how you eat lately? Does your primary food through the week contain groceries packed in plastic or bags or cartoons? Do you ever take the time to read the labels? I do that often. And I tell you now that a lot of the food contains ingredients that are unhealthy for us. Even the gluten free groceries are not free of harmful ingredients. Have you thought about what is the unhealthiest food in the world? I would say sugar. What do you think?
Why is it so hard for us to make right decisions when it comes to food? Why do many of us think that eating the right food is not our responsibility? So when we get sick, we blame the government because they told us that eating certain foods were totally healthy and safe for us?

The Power of Food?

We Get so Easily Addicted

Yes, I get it. I totally understand that a lot of the food we eat is heavenly good and super difficult to stop eating. Do you know what food I’m thinking about now? I am referring to the food containing both sugar and flour. I remember seeing a documentary that was showing us the power of particular food with the right amount of sugar and flour like a donut.

When I eat donuts, it’s so good that I just want another one right away. That’s what’s happens to us. We get addicted. That’s what the people who sell this stuff to us want from us. They want us to be addicted and eat more so they earn more money. But what happens to you when you eat food like that?

I can tell you what happens to me. I get sick. Symptoms related to eating those foods are headaches, a blood sugar totally out of control, dizziness, digesting problems, aching bones, allergies, and intolerances, etc.

Powerful but maybe not so tolerable!

We Get More and More Intolerant For Certain Foods

Something to be of concern is the growing number of people with allergies and intolerance. More and more people need a special diet due to their lack of tolerating the food. Some of us get gravely ill, and I have no doubt in my mind that the intake of sugar, flour and vegetable oils is to be blamed for this. Just think about it. When you are at the supermarket how many groceries are without sugar, flour or vegetable oils? Not many, I will guess.

So what is the answer?

I can’t tell you that I have the solution for all this. I just think we all have to be conscious of what we are eating and just stop eating what are not beneficial for us. Many of you will run the risk of being ill if you don’t change your diet significantly.

It’s Time to Wake Up!

Don’t be the one that doesn’t ask important questions. Don’t be the one that sleeps during life and when you get sick you blame the authority for not paying attention or telling you what’s right. We need to pay attention, to do our research and look at our findings. I encourage you to be conscious citizens doing your own thinking. Don’t think that someone else is covering it. Do the work yourself. Makeup your minds of what’s going on. I have done that and so can you.

I do my research and evaluate my findings. I think for myself. I am utterly and truly convinced that making my food is the best way to take care of myself and my body. I deserve the best there is and so do you. Don’t for a minute think that the government knows what’s best for you. They don’t. That’s why I make my food at home.

You have to WANT a solution

You Will Need to Plan What to Eat

It does require a lot more from me to get what I need for nutrition, so it needs proper planning. First, I need to plan what to eat. Second, I have to buy the ingredients and third, I have to make the food at home. For example, if I want a sauce for my dinner, I will have to make one. I don’t eat the sauce that the only thing you have to do is to warm it up.

Making your food requires that you think about where you want to buy your groceries. You have to take wise decisions and act upon that. It needs something from you every day but hey. In the long run, it will be totally worth it. Think about how happy your body will be when you honor it with nurturing it with healthy food.

Coconut oil is one of the healthiest food on earth. That’s why I use it in my daily life. This oil has made my life so much easier, and I can tell you that starting consuming this oil was my most important decision ever. You may ask why coconut oil is so beneficial for you.

A really POWERFUL Food!

You may ask why coconut oil is so beneficial for you. It’s due to the presence of the medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) or the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil which is entirely different from the long-chain fatty acids. The MCFAs are much easier to digest just using a 3 step process to be turned into energy and puts less strain on the digestive system. It processes by the liver, which tells us that they convert instantly to energy instead of being stored as fat.

The long-chain fatty acids require a 26 steps process to do the same and put a lot more strain on the digestive system. Coconut oil also contains lauric acid. 50 percent of the fat content in coconut oil is the lauric acid which is rare in nature. Our body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-protozoa properties.

Lauric acid can actually kill viruses like measles, influenza, herpes, HIV, some pathogenic bacteria, and protozoa like giardia lamblia. That’s why I call coconut oil a powerful food. Coconut oil contains the most lauric acid on earth and is why you should consider consuming this unique oil. We don’t have a lot of sources in our diet with monolaurin.

Coconut Oil A Powerful Food

Coconut oil is maybe the healthiest food in the world. The reason why I want you to consider taking coconut oil is not just the health factor but also because of its versatility. You can practically place a glass of coconut jar in almost every room at home. In the kitchen, bathroom, and even on the bedroom. In cooking, baking. as a supplement, As a beauty remedy for hair and skin, an insect repellent, or even as a lubricant. If you don’t like the coconut smell, just buy the refined coconut oil just make sure it’s free of solvent chemicals.

Conclusion:

Because more and more of us are getting allergies and intolerance from the food, we are eating it’s time to be more conscious and to take more wise decisions regarding our health and well-being. I will urge you to think for yourself and make good health choices.
Feel free to share your thoughts about this article in a comment below. I love to hear what you think and to discuss with you. If you think someone you know will benefit from this information feel free to share with them.”

Coconuts are not only healthy but taste delicious

About Tove
I am a huge fan of coconuts due to the health properties that this amazing fruit is providing me and thousands of other people. For some time ago I started a website to inform people who don’t know about the healing properties of coconuts so they also can get the opportunity to take advantage of it as well. To learn more about the healing properties of coconuts you are welcome to visit my website: healingwithcoconuts.com
Be well.
Tove

15 thoughts on “COCONUT OIL – A Powerful Food

  1. Joshua Thomas says:

    Hi Valine and Tove, thanks for sharing this. I live in Jamaica so we coconut oil is pretty plentiful. While I was aware of many of its benefits, I wasn’t aware of all the capabilities of lauric acid! This may also be the reason why coconut oil can be a powerful detox agent–I’ll have to do some more research on that. Great “food” for thought!

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much for your comment. Here too in Dominica we are blessed with an abundance of coconuts, so it is much easier for me to get than for my friend Tove in Finland – maybe that will be a new business idea!

      I just so love that i can use coconut oil for almost everything, in the kitchen, in the bathroom,… i just love it!

  2. Daybe says:

    I am from Puerto Rico and coconut oil is extremely popular there. We use it on nearly everything and you definitely feel a difference in your body versus using other oils. It makes me feel less bloated and with more energy than using corn or vegetable oil.

    Thank you for this!

    • admin says:

      I think people in those parts of the world where coconuts are in abundance are soooooo blessed.

      I am so grateful to be able to eat a coconut, or drink the water everyday and of course use the oil for so

      Many things.

      Thanks for your comment Dayb

  3. Sunewako says:

    Hello Greenvee,
    I love coconut oil, you can use it everywhere you want and in everything. You find it being used in the kitchen, on your body, your hair, and even for drinking it. It is such a blessing to have this kind of product in your home.
    I believe they are still more things to discover that coconut can help with.
    Thank you for sharing the informative information.

    Sunewako.

  4. Sunewako says:

    Hello Greenvee,
    I love coconut oil, you can use it everywhere you want and in everything. You find it being used in the kitchen, on your body, your hair, and even for drinking it. It is such a blessing to have this kind of product in your home.
    I believe they are still more things to discover that coconut can help with.
    Thank you for sharing the informative information.

    Sunewako.

    • admin says:

      yes that is what I also love about coconut oil.

      All credits go to my friend Tove who wrote the blog.check out her site, the link is at the end of the blog

      Thanks for your comment

  5. Hi, I didn’t even know that coconut oil existed. I heard of coconut milk and coconut water, and I know that they are very healthy, so I assume that the oil is just as healthy. Do you think that subsituting olive oil for coconut oil is a good idea?

    • I personally use olive oil for salads and coconut oil for Everything else – cooking, frying, hair, body, oil pulling… whereas you can cook/fry with coconut oil, olive oil is not really recommended for use with high temperatures. It also depends where you are and what is available; when I was living in Europ although I preferred coconut oil, it was at that time not as easy to come by and in winter it hardened due to the lower temperatures.
      Thanks for your comment and question.

  6. Cathy says:

    I am just starting to explore the benefits of coconut oil in my daily life after reading so much good stuff about it. I don’t cook a lot so haven’t got any chance to use it for food preparation.

    But I have got very dry skin on my hands and the oil certainly moisturize them better than the commercial creams. Now I am thinking about using it as a conditioner for my hair.

    • admin says:

      Coconut is great for the skin. One of the things I love about it is that it is smooth and not too “oily”, so it does not leave my skin feeling “fatty”. I also use it for my hair to keep it moisturized (being in the sun all day tends to dry out the hair).

      have fun with experimenting and learning new ways to use it.

  7. W Tucker says:

    I appreciate all the information about healthy living and eating and especially about the coconut
    I was totally unaware of the massive benefits of the coconut. I’m impressed that it only takes 3 steps to process coconut oil in your body and it takes 26 to process other oils. WOW. I’m blown away by that. I’m gonna look at what coconut products are available at my store when I go next time. It sounds like something I need to investigate more.
    Thanks for the informative article.

    • admin says:

      HI Tucker,

      thanks so much for your comment. I have been MIA  but am back and looking for new interesting themes to write on. Again thanks for checking out my site

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